San Diego employers plan to hire more workers this spring, according to a quarterly survey by Manpower Inc.
Among the companies responding to the survey, 56 percent said they intend to recruit more workers during April, May and June, while 38 percent say they didn’t anticipate any changes in their work force.
Only 6 percent said they will make cuts in the size of their work forces.
The hiring trend compares favorably to the results for the like period in 1999 when 47 percent said they were expanding their staffs; 43 percent said no changes were planned; and 10 percent predicted reductions.
“In many markets, the spring quarter signals a pick-up in hiring following the slower-paced winter season,” said Phil Blair, president of Manpower Temporary Services of San Diego.
The strongest hiring opportunities will be found in construction; non-durable goods manufacturing; transportation/public utilities; finance/insurance/real estate; education; and public administration, the report said.
Mixed hiring signals are reported in durable goods manufacturing; wholesale/retail trade; and services.